Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pensacola priest to protest
Orlando’s homeless-feeding rule

An Orthodox priest from Pensacola is coming to Orlando to lead a demonstration in support of a group that has faced legal trouble for feeding the homeless in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park.

“The criminalization of public service to the poor is to criminalize poverty itself,” said the Rev. Nathan Monk. “The continued efforts of the City of Orlando to prevent distribution of food to the poor is a violation of the constitution at its highest form. To prevent one human from reaching out to help another human in need is contrary to the decency we have all been taught from our youth.”

Monk, of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, has scheduled the protest for Saturday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at Lake Eola Park. He also plans to distribute a hot meal of bread loaves and fish to the people present.

Read the Orlando Sentinel report here.


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